Developers more into adding AR tech to apps - study

Wednesday 26 October 2016 | 11:12 CET | News
The popularity of Pokemon Go is inspiring app developers to incorporate AR technologies into their applications, a study from Juniper Research has found. It forecasts that the AR market will rise to 2.3 billion apps by 2021, representing a 380 percent increase from an estimated 482 million in 2016. The launch of the AR game sparked a worldwide phenomenon that has created a greater interest in the technology, leaving developers 'champing at the bit' to recreate its global success. According to the new study, AR content has now evolved past its 'gimmicky' reputation, and consumer attitudes have

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